Treasures from the Collection

One of the treasures at Dunham Massey

The collection at Dunham Massey, amassed over the past 300 years by the Booth and Grey families, is one of the largest in the National Trust, numbering over 25,000 objects.

The Booths and Greys

Rather than throw things away, the family stored their possessions, leaving a varied and occasionally unexpected range of objects. The changes brought about by the recreation of the Stamford Hospital offered a unique opportunity to show some of these treasures in a different way.

Treasures from the Collection

During 2014 and 2015 the exhibition showcased items that were singled out because of their meaning to the family, their importance within the collection or their broader significance revealing the tastes, fashions and technologies of the time in which they were made. Away from the busy setting of their historic rooms these treasures shone as individual pieces.